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KTGY Architecture + Planning announces new appointments

KTGY Architecture + Planning announced Monday the addition of three new shareholders as well as four associate principals and three directors. “The talent at KTGY runs wide and deep and we are so pleased to recognize these individuals for their passion for design excellence, unwavering commitment to communities, clients and this firm, and their drive to continually push for better,” said Tricia Esser, CEO of KTGY. “Their commitment to forward-thinking and providing innovative solutions, technical excellence and superior service have elevated our work and the future of KTGY. We are pleased to recognize these dedicated professionals in this way.”

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Vitro Architectural Glass names Martin Bracamonte Vice President, Operations

Ricardo Maiz, president, Vitro Architectural Glass, said Bracamonte brings a wealth of leadership to his new post. “Martin has experience across a wide range of disciplines in the glass industry, from innovation to sales, operations and executive management,” he explained. “As a result, he understands the demands of our customers and end-users and offers an array of knowledge to help our organization meet and, ideally, surpass their expectations. We are pleased to add him to our team.”

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Perkins and Will welcomes new design principal in Austin

Brad Wilkins has joined the Austin studio of Perkins and Will as a design principal. Wilkins has lectured worldwide at conferences and universities about sustainability research and implementation strategies, and is the only architect to hold the distinction of Fellow of the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy (ELEEP) program of the Atlantic Council (US) and the Ecologic Institute (EU). He was among the first 2% of LEED Accredited Professionals in the world.  

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DLR Group adds mission critical leader

“Mission critical is one of the fastest growing project types in the United States, and John adds a great depth of proven expertise in this technical sector to support our ever-expanding portfolio of work,” said DLR Group Principal Rodney Oathout, PE, CEM, LEED AP, global energy services leader. “He is a highly respected expert within the industry, presenting at national conferences and authoring numerous articles in industry publications, such as the ASHRAE Journal, 7×24 Exchange magazine, and Mission Critical magazine.” 

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Huntsman completes the acquisition of Icynene-Lapolla

Huntsman Corporation today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Icynene-Lapolla, a leading North American manufacturer and distributor of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation systems for residential and commercial applications. 

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Moseley Architects expands South Carolina presence

Moseley Architects is expanding its footprint and establishing a new office in Charleston, South Carolina. Like the firm’s other locations, this office will provide clients with professional architecture and engineering services for educational, collegiate, municipal, senior living and multifamily housing projects.

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DLR Group Principal Matthew C. Johnson awarded

DLR Group Principal Matthew C. Johnson, AIA, LEED AP, was recently awarded the Louise Blanchard Bethune Fellowship from the American Institute of Architects. This fellowship is named in honor of Louise Blanchard Bethune, the first American woman recognized as a professional architect and the first female to receive a fellowship in the AIA. 

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Roof Engineering Associates joins REI Engineers, Inc.

Roof Engineering Associates of Palm Harbor, Fla., has joined the Florida operations of REI Engineers, Inc. REI President Scott Hinesley, PE, RRC states this strategic partnership will join two firms that share common philosophies for providing building enclosure engineering and consulting services. “The integration of our firms will enhance our presence throughout Florida and provide our clients access to the best building enclosure professionals in the industry.”

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Atlas Roofing Corporation acquires StarRFoam

Atlas® Roofing Corporation announces the acquisition of StarRFoam located in Arlington, Texas. StarRFoam is a manufacturer of molded polystyrene solutions with manufacturing facilities in Texas and Arizona.

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

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TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

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